Lodging with no pet fees in Florida

For family vacations that include the family pet, it’s a well appreciated perk when lodging establishments, including several in Florida, allow animals with no extra fee. Restrictions and rules at different hotels and resorts vary based on such factors as number of animals, breed and weight. Examples of pet-friendly lodging with no extra pet fees include Red Roof Inn, free […]

Discounts to Epcot Food & Wine Fest

By Laura Taste your way around the world with an endless selection of global cuisine and beverages at Epcot’s International Wine & Food Festival. From delicious tapas and refreshing beverages to celebrity chef demonstrations and rock star performances, there’s something to satisfy most every appetite and interest. The festival runs September 14 – November 14, […]

Free Goombay street festival & Junkanoo Rush in Key West

By Patti Lively festivities with a Bahamian flair are featured at the Goombay street festival in Key West. The festival is free 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. October 21 and October 22 on Petronia Street. The street festival includes food and art vendors representing the Bahamas and Key West, a slew of live performances and […]

Halloween in Orlando: Family-friendly things to do

By Laura There are tons of family-friendly things to do to celebrate Halloween in Orlando. Whether you are looking for an inexpensive neighborhood event or a pumpkin patch at a Central Florida farm, follow this guide for fun things to do with your children and family during the Halloween season in Orlando. HALLOWEEN EVENTS AT […]

Island Art Festival is free event in Big Pine Key November 26

By Patti Local artists and artisans showcase their work at Island Art Festival, a free event in the Florida Keys. The festivities with music and food vendors in a woodsy environment are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. November 26 in Big Pine Key. The event is at mile marker 31, 305-872-2411 Parking and entry are […]

International Sand Art event in Key West, free for spectators

By Patti Off the beach at a resort in Key West, an International Sand Art event is a showcase for impressive sand sculptures. The festivities November 23 to November 27 are free for spectators. Competition venue — Casa Marina resort, 1500 Reynolds St., Key West. Information about the event is on the website photo/sandartkeywest.com The […]

10 free and cheap things to do in Sarasota

Whether it’s attending a sunset drum circle at the beach, catching a movie, or visiting an art museum, Sarasota has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in Sarasota, while on a budget. 1. Siesta Key Beach Community Drum Circle Every Sunday, one hour before sunset, […]

13 free and cheap things to do around St. Petersburg

Whether it’s going to a beach, a sunset festival, an art museum, or a sponge factory, St. Petersburg has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy in and nearby St. Petersburg, while on a budget. 1. Sunsets at Pier 60 Celebrate the sunset, 365 days a […]

10 free and cheap things to do around Bradenton

Whether it’s attending an art walk, visiting a national memorial, or enjoying the beach, Bradenton has plenty of free and cheap things to do. Here are 10 family fun adventures you can enjoy around Bradenton, while on a budget. 1. Village of the Arts Art Walk On the first Friday and Saturday of the month, the […]

12 free and cheap things to do in The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is full of history, wildlife, breathtaking views, interesting people and good times. Here are 12 free and cheap things to do in the Florida Keys that will make your trip memorable. Key Largo 1. Florida Keys Wild Bird Center Visit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, founded by Laura Quinn, where you can […]

10 free things to do in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area

Some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach and other towns in Broward are free. Allow your wallet a break and browse these recommendations. Enjoy music Along New River on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday Jazz Brunch is a popular event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most first Sundays of the month, featuring an assortment […]